Sunday, September 14, 2014

Apoxie Sculpt and a Multi Gemstone Lanyard

Gemstone Lanyard
I made another multi stone lanyard this week! These are always fun to make. This one is available in my Etsy shop

Apoxie Sculpt
Apoxie Sculpt includes both workable clay and adhesive so things can be stuck to it!
So I was curious to give it a try. I bought a package of silver color.
The one of the left is the clay. On the right is the epoxy. You simply take equal parts of each and mix them together with your hands until fully combined.
I like to freeform things when I can and clay is perfect for this! I'm experiment first with what I can do with it and how it looks hardened. Here was my first try adding a red jasper cabochon. Ok, I need to work on texturizing!!! Not my favorite.
With this piece I first rolled out a tube thinking of a donut, but my hands decided to try a ribbon shape. I like the idea of maybe creating awareness ribbons with appropriate colors. I should have done more smoothing here.
That last one is my favorite. I had a thicker piece that I twisted and stuck a cabochon of leopardskin jasper to.

I like how this came out with some texture since I don't want it to look machine made.
So I will be experimenting more and looking for tips online. There wasn't much on youtube except monster creation (apparently this sort of material is big in the monster world)!

There are many positives to this clay including:
  • no baking required (hardens rock solid in 24 hours)
  • allows a work time of 1 - 2 hours so you don't need to rush
  • 0% shrinkage
  • design ideas are endless with stamping, molding, painting and more
  • different materials will adhere to it including stones, crystals, polymer, metal, plastic and wood
  • it also comes in a variety of colors
Thank you for stopping by! Enjoy your week. :)  ~Val


  1. really love the color stones and crystals

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  2. love the mutli-stone lanyard this week Val! really pretty!! and how cool is that clay? my daughter just started playing with polymer, but not loving the idea of baking it. So this is an interesting alternative!

  3. leaving your fingerprints in your jewelry, now. :)

  4. Love the different colours, shapes and sizes of the stones you used for the lanyard. Happy sunday!

  5. that is amazing and interesting
    love the bracelet too

  6. Not only are these really nice, Val, but it sounds like it's a lot of fun to do.
    I really like the idea of the awareness ribbons.
    I've not seen any that are like this.

    Wishing you a bright beginning to your week!

  7. Hey Val ;o)
    Your lanyard is stunning! Well done my friend!
    And, thank you for telling us about apoxie sculpt! That is so cool! Do you have to put a finish over it when you are done? Is it water proof?
    Big Hugs ;o) Missed you ;o) Trying to get back into the groove of things ;o)

  8. my previous comment disappeared.
    I'll try again! Just wanted to let you know how beautiful the lanyard is with its multi-coloured stones! And although I have not heard of Apoxie Sculpt, I like that you do not need to bake it :)

  9. Love! The Lanyard is gorgeous, Val :) Have a wonderful week!

  10. I love the multicoloured lanyard.
    I've never heard of apoxie sculpt but it does look like fun. I'm already thinking what you could do with stamps and texture plates!

  11. looks like fun to work with....can you paint it?
    I really like the look of that laynard...mixing up the bead colors and sizes give it a great look.

  12. It turned out beautifully! I love the different colored stones.

  13. It looks fun! Presumably you would paint the piece at the end?

  14. Love the multi-colored lanyard!
    And how fun is that clay. That's great that you don't have to bake it and you have a couple hours to play with it. Have fun!

  15. I love the multicoloured lanyard!!! nice work with clay!!
    Have a good week, dear Val!!! thank you so much for your friendship!!:)))

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

  16. Sounds like an amazing find. I cannot wait to see what you have created.

  17. You are so creative.
    And your lanyard looks lovely.

  18. Oh how I love this lanyard! It's so fun and colorful I'll bet it sells so fast. It's one of my favorites!

  19. I am glad to see you've been having fun Miss Val!

  20. Fabulous lanyard! I love this mixed style!


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